Positive people don’t wait for life to turn out the way you want, before they can start enjoying it. They don’t worry about problems and obstacles, but set out to find ways to solve them. They possess certain character traits that help them to relate to life in a different way, and therefore, feel better and happier. This is what makes them leaders.
So the big day is here and you have to present that important speech. You’ve done everything that you can do to ready yourself for it. You picked the topic, did the research, wrote the speech, and have practised so much you feel you’re beginning to sound like a parrot. But still you are nervous. In fact you’re so nervous you think you could botch the whole thing up. Calm down!
Last night I presented to my Toastmasters’ Club a speech which I called, The White Room. This speech was of a spiritual-philosophical nature and the type of presentation I would have shied away from giving in my earlier Toastmaster days. Now, I can step up and present such subject matter.
In our previous post, we covered how to be a contest judge. This post is where you find out how to be a chief judge. Now, the role of a chief judge, is completely different from that of a normal contest judge.
How does one judge a contest? That’s an interesting question. However, the answer to that is hard to find. This is why we decided to attend the Judges Training Program on the 26th of July at the Sri Lanka Tourism Board auditorium. It was here that Toastmaster Niroshan Nadarajh, the former chief judge of District 82 answered this question.
On the 6th of September, a very special ceremony was held at the Lighthouse Gallery in Colombo. Organized by Ralph Toastmasters Club, this was the felicitation of Arfath Saleem. The event to recognize the achievement by the dynamic toastmaster, who went onto represent our district as a finalist at the World Championship of Public Speaking.
The number of corporate clubs in District 82 is growing at an exponential rate. This is a clear indication of private and public sector organisations in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, India embracing the Toastmasters movement to reap the benefits of the programme for corporate executives.
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